I have been wanting to start this blog for a long time, but with how incredibly crazy life has been, I have been delaying it over and over again for one reason/surgery/medical crisis/poopy diaper or another. But then something happened that made me so angry that my chronic fatigue has been momentarily lifted by an epi-pen of righteous fury! (BTW every time you see the phrase “righteous fury” imagine me shaking my fist in indignation!)
Apparently we live in a world where it is now acceptable for an employee working at a supposedly child friendly establishment to scream obscenities at toddlers!
If you want to know the full gory details about exactly what happened, take a look at my post called “Cussing Out Toddlers- Not a Good Business Plan,” but if you haven’t read that, the basics you need to know are that my children went to a small local café, The Corner Market on Greenville in Dallas, were singing a song, probably being a little loud and were told to “Shut the F Up” by an employee, who continued to curse and frighten them. The owner was made aware of the situation and only suspended the employee for ONE DAY.
I am not normally an angry person, in fact I can probably count on one hand the amount of times that I have been truly steaming mad. But right now there are flames on the side of my face, breathing, heaving breaths…
So when Sebastian (the hubs) met with the owner, he told him that we felt that his response was unacceptable and that we would be taking to social media so that others would know that this- in my opinion- potentially dangerous man was still working there. S gave Owner his phone number and said if you would like to resolve this differently please let me know. In the past few days we have not heard from him.
But he has responded… in the crappiest way possible. As we spread the word, especially to my mom friends, a lot of people started inundating the CM’s facebook page with negative comments and bad reviews. In one day their facebook rating went down 1 and 1/2 stars because so many people were upset by finding this out. So rather than telling his side of the story or offering an apology, Owner deleted all of the comments and disabled the reviews feature on FB. Seriously go look up The Corner Market on FB- you can’t leave any sort of review.
So we took to Yelp. I posted a detailed review about what happened, and many of our friends, family, and even a few people we don’t know wrote and gave the Corner Market 1 star. Almost all of these got taken down (something about the yelp algorithm and too many one star posts in a day being considered spam) But, despite the fact that I am sure he saw them since they were up for several days, still no appropriate response from Owner. The more Owner ignores our attempts to get him to at least acknowledge that cursing at toddlers is generally not a good business practice, the more it fans the flames of my righteous fury (insert fist shake.) I would have to say that at this point my level of anger and indignation has reached Spinal Tap’s proverbial “11.”